Monday, 1 August 2016

#plaque366 Augustus Siebe

A London commemorative plaque for every day in 2016. 

The plaques are selected from all walks of life, and all points of the London compass – and I'm taking requests too!

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Augustus Siebe was a multiple medal winner at the Great Exhibition.




In the 1830s he pioneered advances in the diving helmet that allowed the famous diver John Deane greater freedom to explore beneath the waves. Deane later recovered artefacts from the Tudor warship the Mary Rose.

Siebe’s other inventions include a rotating water pump patented in 1828, a paper making machine and an ice-making machine.

Find his plaque at 5 Denmark Street…







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